Talk:Joe E. Lewis
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Ownership of "Green Mill Cocktail Lounge"
Regarding the first sentence:
In 1927, Lewis refused the request of Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn (an Al Capone lieutenant) to renew a contract that would have bound him to sing and perform at the "Green Mill Cocktail Lounge", which was partly owned by Capone.
I read different information on a non-Wikipedia site, "My Al Capone Museum". According to that site, Al Capone frequented [the Green Mill Gardens], but there is no mention of Capone being an owner. Instead it says, "At the moment Lewis was appearing there, the club was partly owned by Machinegun Jack McGurn, one of Al Capone's favorite hitmen and bodyguard". Capone's later generosity to Lewis may mean that the attack was ordered by McGurn without Capone's approval.